Recognition from Society
DNP has been recognized by external rating agencies as a corporate group that is proactively working to contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
Inclusion in ESG Indices (as of July 2022)
DNP strives to consider corporate social responsibility in all business activities. As a result, we have been included in domestic and international ESG* indices as an investment option.
- *ESG stands for Environment, Social and Governance.
FTSE4Good Global Index(Open in a new window)
FTSE Russell, a wholly owned subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group, evaluates companies from around the world and selects the shares of those that excel in terms of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance for inclusion in this index.
DNP has been selected for 22 consecutive years, since 2000.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index(Open in a new window)
A comprehensive index that considers every aspect of ESG, this index was designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that are doing an excellent job of responding to ESG-related concerns.
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index(Open in a new window)
Based on FTSE Russell's ESG Ratings, the index only incorporates companies with high ratings for their climate governance and climate change efforts, especially when including those with high greenhouse gas emissions.
MSCI ESG Leaders indexes(Open in a new window)
US-based MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) Inc. offers indices that are constructed by selecting companies with excellent ESG profiles from among the top corporations in terms of market capitalization.
ESG Select · Leaders Index(Open in a new window)
This index consists of companies selected for outstanding ESG performance from among the constituents of the MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index.
Empowering Women Index(Open in a new window)
MSCI constructed this index by calculating various types of gender diversity scores based on female employment data disclosed in line with the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace. The scores are calculated for MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index constituents, and the companies with the best scores in each industry group are selected for inclusion in the index.
Euronext Vigeo Eiris World 120 Index
This is an index by Euronext (Netherlands), which operates multiple security exchanges in Europe, and Vigeo Eiris (France, UK), an ESG research company. The index is composed of the top 120 companies excelling from the perspective of ESG in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific regions.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index(Open in a new window)
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index has been developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and Tokyo Stock Exchange. The weighting of a company in the Index as an investment option is determined based on the company’s status of environmental information disclosure and its level of carbon efficiency (carbon footprint per unit of revenue).
Evaluation of Sustainability (as of March 2023)
Some of the evaluation for DNP’s sustainability improvement initiatives by external organizations and bodies are shown below.
CDP(Open in a new window)
The CDP, an international non-profit organization headquartered in London, UK that takes on environment-related issues including climate change, surveys and evaluates corporate efforts to implement measures for climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in overall supply chains.
In March 2023, DNP has been selected for the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard, the highest category of the CDP Supplier Engagement Rating program, for the fourth consecutive year. Also in December 2022, DNP has been selected as an A List company, the highest rating, in the CDP Climate Change Survey.
EcoVadis(Open in a new window)
DNP was awarded a Silver rating in June 2022 by EcoVadis (headquartered in France), which assesses companies on their sustainability in four areas: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.
Nadeshiko(Japanese site opens)(Open in a new window)
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) jointly conduct the Nadeshiko Brand Initiative for the purpose of selecting and publicizing listed enterprises that encourage women’s success in the workplace.